For over 50 years, these two catholic teams have squared off on the gridiron. For the 2014 “Holy War” there were stars everywhere. Fans could see former NFL players, Heisman winners, legendary coaches and many college scouts who came to watch and participate. Many of the players have already committed to play football at big time schools. It was a big game and a big deal but it always is here in Santa Ana. Both schools are ranked in the top 25 in the country and Mater Dei as high as #1. Both teams ranked #1 & #2 in Orange County.


Brandon LaMarche
Mater Dei


Nico Ament


Nico is a 3-year letterman on the Varsity Football team and has competed in the 400m and the 4×4 relay since his freshman year. Entering his senior season, Nico was named OC Varsity defensive player to watch and was ranked among the Top 150 recruits in Orange County. Nico has volunteered with Her Servants Kitchen, a weekly outreach where the young men of Servite prepare meals and serve members of the local homeless community. Nico is undecided on his college plans but intends to study business.
Ben Humphreys

Mater Dei


Malik Felton



In a close game all night, the Friars from Servite led 17-13 with 7:00 minutes remaining. But it was MVP Brandon LaMarche from Mater Dei that scored the game winning touchdown with 1:22 left to play in the game. The Friars played most of the game without star quarterback and Oregon commit, Travis Waller who got hurt early in the game. Final 20-17 Mater Dei. The Mater Dei Monarchs lead the series 35-17-2